Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This is a spooky celebration of TYPE.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tall Fall Flowers

In honor of what froze last night!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's SCARY close...

Halloween is just one week away!  Are your costumes ready?
This is the first year I have not made Luca's costume.  (with age comes a mind of their own)  He is going to be a ninja. I do plan to bedazzle his stealth, black costume some with bits of metallic shimmer. I need to remember to edit myself so he doesn't end up looking like Liberace or Elvis.  Instead of going all out on his costume he has asked me to make a matching ninja costume for his bear "Beary" who goes almost everywhere with him.  I am more than happy to oblige!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Stripe

I love stripes.  They are the perfect vehicle for color!  This is a painted stripe with some etching into the wet paint.  The messier the better.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Urban Fall

I guess I've had cities on my mind lately.  This is Urban Fall.  Painted with gauche, building in colored pencil, charcoal (love that messy stuff!) & pen.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Letter On Blue

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Black Book

Over the next week (or so) I am going to post some fall surface design.  No bunnies, butterflies, trucks or over abundance of cuteness.  Just good old fashion patterns.  Let me know what you think.  I am making a point of broadening my repertoire.  I find myself making so much kid appropriate art (which I love) I miss exploring some other stuff too. (need more hours in a day)  Often times I think taking yourself out of the box some brings a newness again once you're back in it.  Oh, by the way this print is called Little Black Book.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hello & Happy Monday!  Over the weekend I was looking over some of my old sketch books.  I found lots of New York doodles.  I have such a love hate experience with that city.  Right out of high school in the suburbs of Kansas City (barley 18) I headed to art school at Parsons School of Design in NYC.  I thought I had landed on the MOON!  (it's funny now & I am proud off my yourself for going for it) but at the time it was well.... culture shock!  End of my freshman year I immediately transferred schools to R.I.S.D in Providence.  A place that felt WAY more like home.  Once I graduated I found my way back to NY for several years with my first "real" jobs.  I wouldn't be surprised if I am sucked back there again.  It seems to have some sort of magnetic pull on me.  I love the energy of the city, the people watching, the creativity, the pace & how you can kind of be anybody.  I don't like the lack of trees, the grass, eye contact & space.  (and summer stink- yep don't miss that...)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Traffic Jam

This is a older transportation print I have always liked.  I stumbled across this file this morning while looking for something else.  Made me smile as it visually explains how I feel right now. The urgency to move in about 20 different directions! (but I am still stuck in the garage)

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1st

Happy Monday & welcome October!  One of my favorite months of the year.  Time to start thinking about that Halloween costume.